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Heralding the most sweeping model change in company history, Damon Corp., Elkhart, Ind., for 2006 redesigned all three of its gasoline-powered Class A motorhome offerings, including the Intruder, and its top-of-the-line Tuscany diesel pusher.
Damon was among five Thor Industries Inc. subsidiaries that hosted Thor Fusion in mid-June, a first-ever, weeklong dealer open house hosted at four Elkhart County plants.
Of particular note were changes made for 2006 at the top of Damon’s gas and diesel A-body brands, niches in which the builder has made inroads over the past year as a competitive player.
“We want to be the value alternative,” said President Bill Fenech, who joined Damon last August. “We want to be among the lowest priced products in the industry, apples-to-apples. We want to be in the meat and potatoes of the market. We don’t want to dabble in the mid- or high-end, gas or diesel.”
The 37- to 39-foot gas-powered Intruder is available on 22,000-pound and 24,000-pound GVWR Workhorse W22 and W24 chassis or 22,000-pound Ford P-53 chassis for 2006. Intruder features a new front cap, standard partial paint and a modernized, soft-touch dash with rollout computer tray.
Amenities include French doors, angled wardrobes and overhead cabinets in the bedroom, and etched glass windows and doors separating the living area from the bedroom.
A new Intruder 37-foot triple-slideout floorplan features opposing sofa slideouts for a retail base price of $120,050.
The Tuscany, built on a 31,000-pound GVWR Freightliner XC raised-rail chassis and equipped with a 350-hp 7.2 liter Caterpillar C7 diesel engine, is available in four 40-foot floorplans with either two or three slideouts. With standard full-body paint in a choice of three schemes, Tuscany also features new front and rear caps, a molded ABS dash, enclosed and heated holding tanks, ceramic tile floors, etched glass doors, solid wood facia and solid surface countertops. MSRPs start at $192,045.